$1600 Stretch goal #1
- All backers at the $16 level and above will get a free A4 print of this bombastic pinup by my main man Huseyin Ozkan!
MITCH HAMMER #1 is 24-pages of construction worker vs. big monster action, available in digital form for ONLY ONE DOLLAR, or as an OVERSIZED XXL print edition!
"Mitch Hammer is some strange, alluring combination of Silver Age antics and Coen brothers’ characters. I’d call it zany, but zany is a gross understatement for these idiosyncratic hijinks." - Adrian Wassel, Editor-in-Chief @ Vault Comics
MITCH HAMMER – the Kickstarter for fans of 80s monster flicks, punching, Shirtless Bear Fighter, and things that cost a buck!
MITCH HAMMER issue #1 (of 3) introduces us to the titular construction worker, who wants to go home and have a beer after a long day of work. He’ll have to wait for his barley pop, though, when the local community college is attacked by C.L.O.T., the militant wing of the National Blood Clot Association. Together with his best buddy Jorge and the brilliant graduate student Katie, it’s up to Mitch to save the students from science gone wrong.
FOR. JUST. ONE. DOLLAR.
Unless you're looking for a physical copy of the book. In that case we've got something extra special for you in the form of an XXL print edition!
At a hefty 7.5 x 11 format (estimated), the print version of MITCH HAMMER is almost as big as the man himself. Not only will you be able to see the glorious artwork in super size, but you can use the comic to swat away any invasive mutant caterpillars that might be creepy crawling your way at this very moment.
With this two-track approach - offering the pdf at the low low price of $1, while giving physical comics lovers the chance to order an XXL analogue version - we hope to get MITCH HAMMER into as many meaty hands as possible. And every penny raised will go towards producing issue #2. The future of blue-collar comics has never looked brighter!
FIRST DAY BACKERS, THIS IS FOR YOU!
In order to celebrate the launch, everybody who backs at the $5 level and above in the first 24 hours will receive 4 free comics:
- BARNSTORMERS #1 by Kenny Porter and Renny Castellani
- ANCIENT NOISE #1 by David Crispino and Tony Gregori
- DUNGEON FUN #1 by Neil Slorance and Colin Bell
- DOCTOR CROWE #1 by Corey Fryia, Matt Horak, Tony Gregori, and Karim Whalen
Back on day 1 and I'll deliver these PDFs into your inbox on day 2. Tell a friend, and don't miss out on some of my favorite indie comics from the last few years!
Did I mention that MITCH HAMMER #1 is completely finished? We can start sending out rewards as soon as the campaign ends!
Which is good because I can’t wait for you to see the results of this insanely-talented creative team. Fernando Pinto draws lovely caterpillars, both the motorized and mutant-ized variations. K. Michael Russell brings an old school vibe with some tasty colors. Nic J. Shaw, aka Ironbark, makes my script look good with his bold letters. And with Dan Hill edits, and a Chris Kosek-designed cover that’s going to knock your socks off, this is the muscular action book you’ve been waiting for.
As for me, my name is Chris Lewis, and this is my fourth Kickstarter campaign. I’m also the writer of the following books:
- DRONES – published by IDW/Comics Experience, with art by Bruno Oliveira and Cabral
- MIXMANCER – with art by Carlos Trigo and Andrew Crossley
- KARMA POLICE – published by Vault Comics, with art by Tony Gregori and Jasen Smith
Other rewards include:
Chris Lewis - story
An Oregonian who lives in Germany with his wife and son, Chris is the founder of the self-publishing imprint Epigamics. His latest mini-series, KARMA POLICE, provides endless entertainment. @relicswish
Fernando Pinto - artist
From Chile. Graduated The Joe Kubert school in '04 and since then has drawn a ton of Storyboards for commercials you haven't seen, a bunch of Indie comics you may or may not have read, and has taught a few hundred kids how to draw like them pros do. His mom thinks he's pretty cool. You can check him out at fernandopintoart.com
K. Michael Russell - colorist
K Michael Russell has been working as a professional comic book color artist since 2011. His credits include the critically acclaimed series GLITTERBOMB, HACK/SLASH: SON OF SAMHAIN, JUDGE DREDD, the Eisner and Harvey-nominated IN THE DARK: A HORROR ANTHOLOGY, and many other independent and small press projects.
Nic J. Shaw - letterer
Nic is a comic book letterer and graphic designer; he's collaborated with Image, IDW, Black Mask, ComixTribe, and a slew of self publishers. He believes in love at first site, that coffee isn't just for closers, and that the earth is flat. You can find him dodging land-sharks and wallabies in Western Sydney, Australia.
Dan Hill - editor
Dan Hill has produced a number of comic book shorts for a number of projects, including the Eisner nominated 'To End All Wars' and wrote the WW2 set 'Go Home' from Alterna Comics. His editing credits include titles for MonkeyBrain/IDW, ComiXtribe and Black Mask Studios. Dan digs obscure historical facts, running, grimy movies from the 70s and punk rock.
And finally a big THANK YOU to everyone who helps make this book possible. We can't wait to share this book with the world, and that's only possible with your support!
Risks and challenges
As I said, the book is already finished, so I don’t see any risks here. Other than the health risk associated with losing your heart to one of those safety vest-wearing, chest hair-spouting, dangerous but lovable construction worker types!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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